The Original Tea Party

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Although the 13 original Colonies were given the “right” to self-govern, King George of England remained the over-seer. As such, he repeatedly made new laws — and changed existing laws — that were intentionally designed to be burdensome. When he passed the Tea Act (taxing tea shipped to the Americas, and using that tax for purposes that would not benefit the colonists), the Sons of Liberty

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Coming Events



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Our next general meeting will be THURSDAY, Jan 15th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

3rd floor of the Sevier County Courthouse, Commission Chambers

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The Gadsden Flag


Even though the Gadsden Flag is the symbol of today’s Tea Party movement, it is not an original idea. In the long and storied history of the flag, it’s first recorded use was  during the Revolutionary War in 1775. The flag is called the Gadsden after it’s designer, Christopher Gadsden, an American general and statesman.
The complete history is too extensive to share here but can be found at Wikipedia.
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